A curated selection of work with essay by Oliver Wise and Eleanor Hanson, featuring the Center for Tactical Magic, Lea Redmond, Stephanie Syjuco, and Amy Balkin.

“For as long as artists have come into contact with the market, they have created work that reflects or responds to it. We’ve chosen four artists who avoid explicit commentary on the market, but who instead utilize its structures as their medium. By placing a financial transaction at its core, their work exposes, complicates, and subverts its capitalist context. Though the approaches and goals vary, contained within each of these transactions (or in their absences) is a challenge as well as a proposal, whether it be for a more civically engaged, materialistically connected, or collectively shared world…”

full essay